Radical Self-Empowerment |

This seminar will work to identify, deconstruct, and catalyze tools of self-empowerment. The course will provide a foundation in legal theories such as critical race theory and intersectionality, and emerging scholarship published by the American Bar Association and American Association of Law Schools regarding the intersection of the law and wellness. Focusing on historically marginalized communities such as BIPOC students, LGBTQ+ students, and first generation law students, among others, students will work through concepts like imposter syndrome and microaggressions, knowing that such concepts often challenge one’s ability to self-advocate. Students will learn strategies for empowerment such as mindfulness, servant leadership, circle dynamics/enneagram, and liberative/contemplative solidarity practices and consider how to apply such strategies in legal settings. Ultimately, students will engage in practical application of such strategies and others in an effort to help them be more prepared and develop more confidence to navigate professional spaces.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course meets the Upper Level Writing Requirement

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